Barry likes to hike and backpack through the Smokey Mountains where we moved to a little over a year ago. He hasn’t had much time to actually do so yet though. He’s an accomplished guitar player and a ‘fiddle’ student. He loves boating, fishing and anything to do with water really.
I like puzzles/games (Sudoku, Scrabble, cryptoquote, crossword), reading, and working out (but you’d never know it). I dabble in interior design, have done some painting in my day and I maintain the behind- the-scenes activity of our business and our personal life.
We’re working hard at keeping our precious dog, Cocoa, who we have had since he was eight weeks old and is now 14, strong and healthy for as long as we can. Oh, and we each have two grown kids too. You can see the pecking order! But, as I tell the kids, the dog is helpless and totally dependent on us and they’re not (although there have been times when it seemed as if the kids were totally dependent on our bank accounts!)
We are HR management consultants and have two business locations. Barry shuttles between them spending a week a month in Florida maintaining our existing client base and the rest of the time here in Tennessee trying to develop a client base. Barry is a compensation professional and conducts employee opinion/satisfaction/’insert your own PC term of the moment’ surveys. I write affirmative action plans (too exciting). Together we conduct salary and benefits surveys. It’s a nice niche business doing the number crunching side of HR that most people don’t know how to do, don’t like to do or just don’t have the time to do. Our posts will be about these and other related topics since that is what we know best.
We’d like you to stick with us for a bit while we work our way through to what this blog will eventually be. I suspect, as with many bloggers, our posts will evolve into something we may not even be thinking of right now.
So, hello, and welcome, we’re glad you’re here.